Formeco designs and produces Emulsions Treatment Units, Waste Water Evaporators and Solvent Recovery Systems. Born in 1977, manufacturing in a its facility, located in Northern Italy (4000 sq. m indoor – 10000 sq.m outdoor), Formeco has installed more than 36.000 machines, keeping the world-wide leadership position on this field. Common in all Formeco units is quality, workmanship and dedication to total customer satisfaction. Formeco examines customer’s problems and simulates the recycling process with his waste by means of pilot test units. If the right plant is not included in the existing production line, Formeco builds a specific apparatus for the customer.
An emulsion is a mixture of two or more normally unmixable liquids, in main of industrial applications they are water and oil (mostly cutting fluids for metal working). The obligatory disposal of these streams of liquid coming from the industrial processes are more and more expensive, due to the environmental rules and a growing policy which encourage the recycling of raw materials and the zero discharge. An excellent way for treating this mixture is by evaporation, a process which allows to separate oil and water and that does not require, normally, any additional chemical. The distilled water, clean and transparent, can be reused in the production process, avoiding its disposal. The distillation residue (oil), which volume will be drastically reduced in comparison with the original volume of the emulsion stream, will be confer to a specialized Company.
HEAT PUMP EVAPORATORS:
The technology is based on boiling the waste water ; this water, once distilled, is replaced in the production line whereas the contaminant, now very concentrated, can be disposed off at relatively low cost. The product to be distilled is sucked into the evaporator exploiting the depression inside the boiler, generated by the vacuum circuit. The cooling cycle, equipped with a heating pump, is able both to get heat the liquid in treatment and to cool the vapours produced in the boiling phase. Distilled liquid and the processed residue are unloaded at the end of the distillation process. Strong point of this technology is the low running cost of its application. The vacuum distillation, combined with the heat pump technology, allows us to separate the water from the polluted products at a low energy consumption. EVAPORATORS FOR EMULSION TREATMENT
EVAPORATORS SERIES HP-S
The HP-S series use a heat pump system and is designed to treat wastewater that does not contain products that could encrust on the boiler surface. They are ideal for treating oil-water emulsions with concentrations less than 20%, waste streams from die casting and industrial degreasing processes. The units are fully automatic and are controlled by a programmable microprocessor allowing the user to easily change operating parameters to suit a particular waste stream.
EVAPORATORS FED BY EXTERNAL SOURCES OF ENERGY:
Waste water evaporation units fed by an external source of energy: hot water or steam. These units can be equipped with two or three boilers (effects) operating in series. A different vacuum rate in each individual boiler allows for different evaporation temperatures. An advantage of this process is the automatic sterilisation of the product in the third effect, making these units highly recommended for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries. This technology allows the reduction of energy costs by up to 2/3 combined with low investment costs. EVAPORATORS FOR EMULSION TREATMENT
EVAPORATORS SERIES HW/HS – Cf
For waste streams with a density less than 1.25 kg/l and suspended solids less than 20%. The units utilise warm water or steam for heating and this can be taken from existing sources.
EASY TO INSTALL
FOR SMALL OR LARGE VOLUMES (from10 up to 7000 litres/hour)
Vacuum evaporation can be used to efficiently treat a wide range of wastewaters from many industrial processes, not oily emulsions only. Our wide range of standard and custom built equipment ensures a solution to every application. Distillation effectively resolves the problem of the disposal of industrial polluted water, concentrating as much as possible the contaminating products such as inks and heavy metals and recovering the water that, distilled, can be reused in the production cycle. With widespread pollution control regulations and an environmental conscience, it is interesting to find a new way to deal with the use of natural re-sources and their disposal.
Formeco provides : each unit with Conformity Certificates issued by the most important European Countries delivered with a detailed instruction booklet in customer’s language and the sureness of a full warranty. Formeco offers : the assurance of a technical service network throughout the World ; a telephone line is at customer’s disposal with skilled technicians who speak your language. Producing systems for the treatment of solvents, water and acid, FORMECO offers a complete solution to the industry pollution problems, contributing to the environmental protection.